WoW Classic Demo To Be Included With BlizzCon Virtual Pass

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Blizzard is once again offering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket so those who can't attend in person can take part in some of the festivities from home. But this year, Virtual Ticket holders can actually try an otherwise exclusive demo of World of Warcraft Classic.

According to the announcement, home viewers will be able to download the BlizzCon WoW Classic Demo that will be playable on the show floor for attendees starting on November 2 around 1 PM PT. That will include two early-level zones, one for the Alliance and one for the Horde. It will be available until 10 AM PT on November 8, so those who attended BlizzCon in person will have time to go back home and play more of it themselves as well.

Virtual Ticket holders will also receive commemorative items to display their faction alliance, available starting today. You can equip the War Mantle of the Alliance or the Horde, and the Stormwind Champion's War Banner or the Orgimmar Hero's War Banner.

Other goodies include a Legendary Demon Hunter skin for Sombra in Overwatch, a variety of Heroes of the Storm cosmetics, and as-yet unannounced bonuses for Diablo, Hearthstone, and Starcraft. The Virtual Ticket costs $50--an increase of $10 from last year--and also gives you access to watch extra broadcasts and panels from the show floor. BlizzCon will kick off on November 2.

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Why have a limited time demo? Just open up a few servers to regular subs and let them troubleshoot the hell out of them whenever they want to.

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A WoW classic demo?! Amazing!

Wait, I just remembered, I played the full game when it was out.

Between an exclusive demo and possibly the worst in game rewards to date (a cloak and a banner you put on the ground, usually you'd get a mount or unique pet), people who buy the virtual ticket for the items are likely going to skip this year. Poor move, Blizzard.

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Ah yes, we think we want it, but we really don't, right Blizzard?

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I've already decided that I want to give it a shot. I have free game time available. I'm more interested in seeing what they've done with it and if there are any changes.

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@Barighm:

The point of classic is no changes. No quality of life upgrades. Nothing.

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@Zorlac: I’m glad for this. I’m sure others with lots of time feel different, but I hate how vast WoW got, it just got too busy. Can’t wait to try this one, as my game time is so limited these days, a classic WoW is about the only MMO game I’d sink a little time into here and there.

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@dashaka:

I loved classic wow back when it wasn't classic. It's nothing BUT a time sink though. People won't like it nearly as much as they seem to think when it's released.

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@Zorlac: I remember not having a whole ton of time with it back in the day and still enjoyed it quite a bit, slowly leveling up. I can see what you mean though, as it might not have aged all that well and likely isn’t going to have the same feeling.

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